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The 'New Normal' for Employees; Going to Work Will Feel Like Going Through Airport Security Screening in This Post-Pandemic World

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NEW YORK, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As the CDC Guidelines for employee screening requirements have been adopted by most states, businesses are experiencing operational costs and productivity challenges. According to OSHA, organizations that do not provide adequate documentation of their health screening process may be fined. The MyLobby Health Screening App will reduce the friction and the time-consuming aspects of the screening process. This service provides a cost-effective approach to meet compliance regulations while also providing peace of mind for both employers and employees.

COVID-19 Health Screening App called MyLobby (parent company MyMedia Inc), provides a safe and secure check-in process through digitization and automation. In addition, as workplaces finally reopen, COVID-19 employee screening apps will diminish bottlenecking by 75% related to manual screenings. 

How does it work?

Just imagine an employee responding to your daily COVID-19 questionnaire from your smartphone on the way to work. When arriving at the entry point, you are automatically signed in. Then, if a temperature reading is required, you display your QR code to pair the on-premises tablet with a non-contact infrared thermometer. This entire process can be done within seconds using the MyLobby Health Screening App. 

All employee entries are captured securely on a central server database in real-time. The collection of this data allows your compliance team to:

  • Track, trace, and monitor on one platform automatically
  • Customized questionnaires
  • Real-time data capture
  • Template questionnaire in compliance with CDC
  • Print a screening pass
  • Send dual compliance notifications to the compliance manager and department manager to alert work status
  • Enforce compliance at the facility; safeguard against liability and legal action

Currently, the MyLobby Health screening app has over 250,000 monthly active users, including industry leaders such as Nikon and YMCA; many corporations actively understand the importance of building confidence with employees to diminish the anxiety of security incidents and COVID-19 outbreaks.

“Our goal was to make the health screening process as frictionless as possible and just as easy as ordering a Starbucks latte from the Starbucks app. Instead of ordering your latte, you respond to the COVID-19 questionnaire on your way to work, show your QR code when you arrive and voila, you’re all done!” said John Liberatore, CEO of MyLobby. 

ABOUT MYLOBBY

Since 2005, MyMedia Inc.’s mission has been to help companies communicate with digital display technology. The company’s COVID-19 Health Screening App has continually met organizational needs related to risk and incident management.

Contact : Mary Mendoza Account specialist

Company: MyMedia Inc

Phone: 1-866-636-0636 x 224

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.mylobby.co

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CED Issues Statement on Bipartisan Efforts to Achieve Agreement on Infrastructure Investment

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released the following statement regarding the ongoing bipartisan infrastructure negotiations:

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) supports the continuing efforts to achieve bipartisan agreement on modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, including surface transportation, water, energy, and communications. Addressing the nation’s pressing infrastructure needs is essential to support economic growth and jobs in a post-pandemic economy, and to keep the US globally competitive.

Long-term financing requires bipartisan support, and any increase in spending must be fully paid for to prevent any further accumulation of already excessive public debt. CED believes that a comprehensive infrastructure plan should ensure that the federal highway trust fund is sustainable for the long term; user fees and the sound use of public-private partnerships should be included; alternative approaches for utilizing private investment resources should be explored; and regulatory processes should be streamlined to ensure efficient and timely use of resources.

About CED

The Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) is the nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led public policy center that delivers well-researched analysis and reasoned solutions in the nation’s interest. CED Trustees are chief executive officers and key executives of leading US companies who bring their unique experience to address today’s pressing policy issues. Collectively they represent 30+ industries, over a trillion dollars in revenue, and over 4 million employees. www.ced.org 

About The Conference Board

The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what’s ahead. Founded in 1916, we are a non-partisan, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org

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ATRI Releases White Paper on Truck Driver Perspectives on Truck Parking Information Systems

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ARLINGTON, Va., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The American Transportation Research Institute today released research on how truck drivers currently use truck parking availability systems, and their perspectives on how truck parking information is distributed.

The research is based on a survey of more than 1,100 truck drivers, and cross-tabulates findings from all sectors, age groups, experience levels and gender. The research was conceptualized by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC), through their recognition that the numerous truck parking information systems being developed by public sector agencies are often based on disparate technologies and information distribution channels. The RAC believed that the lack of national standardization may be creating confusion and distrust of these potentially invaluable systems.

“This new research on driver issues and preferences toward truck parking information systems is hopefully a first step in developing a national driver-centric system, built on clear standards and approaches,” said Bill Hambrick, a professional driver for Werner Enterprises and an America’s Road Team Captain.

The research recognizes that the truck parking information systems are managed at a facility level, but corroborates that long-haul interstate drivers are the preferred users of the system, and that the system designs and approaches should not differ considerably across state lines.

For access to the full report please visit ATRI’s website at TruckingResearch.org.

ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501c3 not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

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School's Out for Summer – Time to Play It Cool on the Playground

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — A swing across the monkey bars. A ride down the slide on mom’s lap. What starts out as a casual trip to the neighborhood or backyard playground, can often result in a trip to the emergency room. With playground season in full swing, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) encourages parents and guardians to take a moment to familiarize themselves with the risks on playgrounds and ways to prevent injuries. Although minor bumps or bruises occur on playgrounds, many playground injuries, such as broken bones, dislocations and concussions, are more severe.

“After a challenging school year and months of being socially distanced and kept apart from their friends, children are eager to get outside and play,” said AAOS spokesperson and pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Rachel Y. Goldstein, MD, MPH, FAAOS. “We all want our children to play, but we also want them to be safe. With the start of summer, it is important to take steps to make sure no one ends their day at the playground with a trip to the hospital.”

Children benefit from getting outdoor exercise and developing balance, coordination, and confidence. Unfortunately, falls from jungle gyms, monkey bars, swings, or slides commonly can cause orthopaedic injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a child in a United States visits an emergency room for a playground-related injury every two-and-a-half minutes. What’s more, emergency departments see more than 220,000 children ages 14 and younger for playground-related injuries each year.

“In a natural effort to protect themselves, children often will fall on an outstretched hand and break the bones involving the wrist or elbow,” added Dr. Goldstein. “By closely supervising children and making sure they are using equipment the way it is intended to be used, these injuries can be curbed. For example, no jumping from the swings and one person at a time on the slide.”

The AAOS recommends the following playground safety tips for parents:

  • Never go down a slide with a baby or toddler in your lap. The child’s foot can get caught underneath the adult’s leg causing a twisting injury. This can lead to a broken shinbone, which is known as a Toddler’s Fracture.
  • Steer children to age-appropriate playground equipment.
  • Check to see that there is enough space for children to easily get off the slide. Don’t let kids crowd around the exit areas.
  • Check the handgrips on monkey bars and other climbing devices to verify they are secure, and also shaped and sized for a child’s hand.
  • Swing seats should be made of plastic or rubber for a better grip.
  • Avoid any equipment that has openings that could entrap a child’s head.
  • Be sure you can always clearly see your children on the playground.
  • Avoid playgrounds that have concrete, asphalt, hard-packed dirt or grass play surfaces. The surface should be made of wood chips, mulch, or shredded rubber for play equipment up to seven feet high.
  • Use care and caution in the sun. In hot weather, equipment exposed to direct sunlight can become hot, and potentially burn skin.
  • Remove tripping hazards such as exposed concrete footings, tree stumps, or rocks.

For children:

  • Play on dry equipment.
  • Hold on to handrails and climb stairs or steps slowly.
  • Slide one person at a time, sitting down and facing forward, and move away from the slide as soon as you reach the ground. Never climb up the front of the slide.
  • Do not cross in front of moving swings or teeter-totters.
  • Remove drawstrings and hoods from clothing that could catch on equipment.
  • Wear proper footwear to prevent splinters and cuts.

For more information about playground safety, visit OrthoInfo.org. To schedule an interview with an AAOS expert about common musculoskeletal injuries, email [email protected].

About the AAOS

With more than 39,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the world’s largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists. The AAOS is the trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal health. It provides the highest quality, most comprehensive education to help orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals at every career level to best treat patients in their daily practices. The AAOS is the source for information on bone and joint conditions, treatments and related musculoskeletal health care issues and it leads the health care discussion on advancing quality.

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Sunny Bay Launches Unscented Neck and Shoulder Wrap to Rave Reviews

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash., June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Washington-based Sunny-Bay, a manufacturer and retailer of high-quality pain relief products, announced its recent launch of a microwavable moist neck and shoulder wrap to concurrently combat both neck and shoulder discomfort. In just a few months, the product has earned real glowing customer reviews on Amazon.  Boosting well-designed products and a loyal follower clan, this is a testament to the strong brand image.

Unique in stress and pain relief, this heat wrap is a must-have gift at the end of the pandemic to rewind.

Their newest offering is made durably of premium quality fabric, measuring in at 19″ by 14″ by 1″ and delivering the versatility of both hot or cold therapeutic relief in a single product. This design pairs full function with aesthetic appeal. Used as a heat wrap by warming in a microwave, its unscented hydra-beads balance temperature across chambers and won’t shift or burn. Cold relief benefits are as easy as chilling the product in the freezer for a few hours. The wrap is both weighted and contoured to stay put and ease radiating headaches, arthritis, and muscle stiffness simultaneously in both the neck and shoulder region. Never slowing the user down, the hot/cold compress can rest easily on your neck and shoulders while watching television, working at a desk, or hunched over a laptop. 

“We’re excited to offer a relaxing, spa-like experience for customers looking to ease occasional pain and tension in their neck and shoulders,” explained Sam Wright, CEO of Sunny Bay. “We’ve found that, due to the pandemic, more people are juggling work with family life—increasing their need for stress and pain relief. We’re proud to have earned numerous five-star reviews on Amazon and remain committed to providing our loyal customers with the highest quality pain relief products.” Since demand for stress-reduction products have increased, the company also plans to add a lavender-scented style in the coming months.

To learn more about the company’s new scentless hot/cold moist compress neck wrap pillow, visit sunny-bay.com or their Amazon store at: https://tinyurl.com/24yr3yzz

About Sunny Bay

Washington-based Sunny Bay is a manufacturer and retailer of high-quality, effective pain relief products. The company’s best-selling neck wraps and heating pads are meticulously designed for optimal comfort. Each neck wrap, pad, and travel pillow is handcrafted with care in the United States. Using premium Washington lavender buds, the company’s Lavender Collection elevates comfort with naturally soothing aromatic relief.

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Roche Diabetes Care Canada Receives Health Canada Authorization for the Accu-Chek® Guide Link Blood Glucose Meter with Wireless Connectivity

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  • Through an agreement between Roche Diabetes Care and Medtronic Canada, the Accu-Chek Guide Link is a state-of-the-art blood glucose meter designed to connect exclusively to the Medtronic MiniMedTM 770G insulin pump system.
  • The Accu-Chek Guide Link can provide seamless and highly accurate automated wireless results directly to the MiniMedTM 770G to help support the ongoing appropriate delivery of insulin to people living with Type 1 diabetes in persons two years of age and older.

LAVAL, QC, June 14, 2021 /CNW/ – Roche Diabetes Care Canada is pleased to announce that it has received a Health Canada authorization for the Accu-Chek Guide Link blood glucose meter, the latest innovation from Roche Diabetes Care to help Canadians living with type-1 diabetes manage their health and worry less about daily therapy routines.

This state-of-the-art blood glucose meter pairs exclusively with the Medtronic MiniMedTM 770G — the only insulin pump system in Canada that offers adaptive basal insulin delivery every 5 minutes for patients as young as two years of age, with the added benefits of smartphone connectivity. A smartphone connected pump system allows patients and their caregivers to see glucose and insulin data remotely on a smartphone, as well as share it automatically with their healthcare professional to optimize their diabetes management. Accurate test results from the meter are sent wirelessly to the pump system for quick sensor calibration and to support insulin adjustments.

This represents a breakthrough for insulin pump users that will help Canadians living with diabetes achieve greater freedom and better health.

“At Roche Diabetes Care, our vision is to help people with diabetes think less about their daily diabetes routine so they can focus more on life.  This is why we are thrilled to bring this new innovation to Canada to better support the diabetes community,” said Jade Dagher, Head of Sub-Region Canada, Australia & New Zealand. “Roche Diabetes Care partnership with Medtronic is a significant advancement for insulin pump users, delivering on our promise to offer integrated patient-centered care solutions that help people living with diabetes.”

The Accu-Chek Guide Link was authorized based on clinical trials demonstrating its quick and accurate blood glucose readings that actually exceed accuracy standards.1 This is especially important for people living with diabetes on insulin therapy, as reliable and accurate blood glucose measurements are crucial to make the correct therapy decisions and insulin dosage needs.2,3

Roche Diabetes Care is very excited that this new innovation will help Canadians living with diabetes to simplify their diabetes management. The Accu-Chek Guide Link system is now available and exclusively to people living with Type 1 diabetes, two years of age and older, using the Medtronic MiniMedTM 770G insulin pump system. People living with diabetes and caregivers should speak to their healthcare professional or diabetes care team to determine if this product is appropriate for them.

About Roche Diabetes Care

Roche Diabetes Care has been pioneering innovative diabetes technologies and services for more than 40 years. More than 5,500 employees in over 100 markets worldwide work every day to support people with diabetes and those at risk to achieve more time in their target ranges and experience true relief from the daily therapy routines.

Being a global leader in integrated Personalised Diabetes Management (iPDM), Roche Diabetes Care collaborates with thought leaders around the globe, including people with diabetes, caregivers, healthcare providers and payers. Roche Diabetes Care aims to transform and advance care provision and foster sustainable care structures. Under the brands RocheDiabetes, Accu-Chek and mySugr, comprising glucose monitoring, insulin delivery systems and digital solutions, Roche Diabetes Care unites with its partners to create patient-centred value. By building and collaborating in an open ecosystem, connecting devices and digital solutions as well as contextualising relevant data points, Roche Diabetes Care enables deeper insights and a better understanding of the disease, leading to personalised and effective therapy adjustments. For better outcomes and true relief.

Since 2017, mySugr, one of the most popular diabetes management apps, is part of Roche Diabetes Care.

For more information, please visit www.rochediabetes.com, www.accu-chek.ca.

About Roche

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare – a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible.

Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management.

Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. More than thirty medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Moreover, for the eleventh consecutive year, Roche has been recognised as one of the most sustainable companies in the Pharmaceuticals Industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).

The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2019 employed about 98,000 people worldwide. In 2019, Roche invested CHF 11.7 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 61.5 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit www.roche.com.

All trademarks used or mentioned in this release are protected by law.

References:

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1 Brazq RL, Klaff LJ, Sussman AM. New generation blood glucose monitoring system exceeds international accuracy standards. J

Diabetes Sci Technol. 2016 ;10(6) :1414-1415

2 Brazg R., et al. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2013;7:144-152

3 Ginsberg B., J Diabetes Sci Technol. Jul 2009;3(4):903-913

 

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Eco Wave Power's EWP -EDF One Conversion Unit Arrives on Site at The Port of Jaffa

STOCKHOLM, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Eco Wave Power (Stock Symbol: ECOWVE) is pleased to announce that our wave energy conversion unit has arrived on site at the Port of Jaffa, Israel. With preparations underway for the unit’s installation the project is proceeding on schedule.

“We are delighted with the progress the team has made so far. The conversion unit has arrived at site and everything is now in place for the installation work that will begin shortly. We are on track towards project finalization and look forward to seeing our solution up and running in the port. This has been a large effort from multiple teams from Eco Wave Power and EDF Renewables IL, and we are pleased with how the project is looking at the moment,” says Inna Braverman, CEO of Eco Wave Power.

The EWP-EDF One conversion unit is located on land, just like a regular power station, enabling an easy access for operation and maintenance.  This highlights the significant advantages of the EWP onshore technology, in comparison with offshore solutions.

The EWP-EDF one project is executed in collaboration with EDF Renewables IL and co-funding from the Israeli Energy Ministry.

About Eco Wave Power Global (EWPG Holding AB SE0012569663)

Eco Wave Power Global AB (publ) (“Eco Wave Power”) is a leading onshore wave energy technology company that developed a patented, smart, and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. Eco Wave Power’s mission is to assist in the fight against climate change by enabling commercial power production from sea and ocean waves.

EWP is recognized as a “Pioneering Technology” by the Israel’s Ministry of Energy and was labelled as an “Efficient Solution” by the Solar Impulse Foundation. Eco Wave Power’s project in Gibraltar has received funding from the European Union Regional Development Fund and from the European Commission’s HORIZON2020 framework program. The company is also recognized by the United Nations in receiving the “Global Climate Action Award”.

The Eco Wave Power share (ECOWVE) is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market.

FNCA is the company’s Certified Advisor (+46 8-528 00 399, [email protected]).

Read more about Eco Wave Power at: www.ecowavepower.com

For more information, please contact:

Inna Braverman, CEO

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Media Advisory – Black Creek Community Health Centre workers on strike at North York Sheridan Mall

TORONTO, June 13, 2021 /CNW/ – Striking Health care workers at Black Creek Community Health Centre will begin picketing Monday, June 14 at North York Sheridan Mall.

The strike comes as a result of Black Creek Community Health Centre’s management denying workers the one per cent wage increases permitted under Bill 124, after many gruelling months of bargaining talks. Management and their counsel, without notice, abandoned talks and walked away from the bargaining table Saturday evening, forcing OPSEU/SEFPO Local 5117 workers into strike position.

“It’s deeply disappointing that Black Creek is treating their health care workers with such blatant disrespect,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “The community health workers are deeply connected to the patients and clients they see every day. They didn’t want to strike, but after being inexplicably forced to take action, they have to stand up for the value of care they provide and the people they care for.  I am looking forward to joining them on the picket line to show them that OPSEU/SEFPO is behind them all the way.” 

What:

OPSEU/SEFPO Local 5117 Strike

Date:

Monday, June 14

Location/time:

2202 Jane St., North York from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The OPSEU/SEFPO members, who will be on the picket line at the North York Sheridan Mall entrance north of Wilson from Jane Street, are fighting for fair wages for all of the community health centre’s workers.

President Thomas will be joining the picket line at about 9:30 a.m. on Monday

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